One day, a South African 13 year old from Delft, one of the poorest communities in Cape Town, walked a whole 2 miles on his own to save his pup.
He noticed that his dog stopped eating and started having bloody diarrhea, so he stepped up and went out to find help.
He walked 2 miles into town to an animal rescue that helps care for local dogs and cats. A worker from the rescue organization called Stöckigt said:
“She was very thin and the boy told us he didn’t have enough money for food for her. We told him we would do our best to save her life, and find her a new loving home that can take care of her. We thanked him for bringing her to us for help.”
It turned out that the pup, called Nanuk, was suffering from a lethal illness called parvovirus, and she wouldn’t have survived without treatment.
To cheer Nanuk up, she got regular visits from other foster kittens in the shelter.
“I think it is a combination of the kittens, having one of us by her side the whole time giving her love and encouragement…” Stöckigt said. The rescuers are on the look for a loving forever home for Nanuk.
If she wasn’t going to eat, Nanuk was going to die.
Thank god for the good heart of this young boy who saved her life!
Now Nanuk is looking for a forever home!